Parent Participation

While so many parents step back during the high school years, we feel this is an important time to stay involved. There are a variety of ways to help out and participate!

 

  1.  Elections for all positions (except Freshman reps) take place in the spring. Our spring election will be on May 20, 2021. Freshman reps (up to 5) will be nominated at the September 2021 PA meeting with elections held in October 2021.

  2. Contact us to find out about volunteer opportunities. There are both short and long term opportunities which are great ways to be involved, to get to know the administration, and to help out.

  3. For more information about joining the Tech PA's Standing Committees, see below.

Attend the monthly PA Meetings and Events! See the dates here.

Run for a position on the Executive Board or the School Leadership Team (S.L.T.)!

Use this form - Elections are 05.20.21!

Join a Committee!    Scroll down for more information.

Ask questions!  Click here to contact us!   

Committees

Communications Committee

Check your email for the next edition of Tech Talk.

Sundays at 7:00pm

With a student body of over 6,000, keeping parents informed is paramount. The Communication Committee was created in response to a need for parents to have an additional source of information  about the happenings at Brooklyn Tech. It is the hub for outreach from the Brooklyn Tech PA to the entire parent community.

 

GOAL- Our goal is to share key information with the parent community about all PA hosted events, activities and workshops around topics that are important to Tech students.

 

What We Do - We keep parents informed by:

  • Writing Tech Talk -The weekly newsletter of the Brooklyn Tech PA featuring key happenings and information at-a-glance for the upcoming week; see here for more information and to sign-up.

  • Maintaining the Tech PA Website -This website is the hub for all PA affairs and links to the Brooklyn Tech's website.

  • Updating the Tech PA Social Media Accounts- Tech families can follow, subscribe and connect with the PA on

We Need Your Participation!

Join our committee.

Help us with multilingual translations.

Diversity & Community Engagement  Committee

Upcoming Events:

​Social Justice/ Racial Equity Book Study Club

Book: Minor Feelings

By: Cathy Park Hong

May 2021

Created during the 2017-2018 school year, this committee aims to bring Tech families together to expand our understanding of  cultural differences to maintain an inclusive school culture.

GOAL:  Our is goal is to provide educational events that bring Tech families together.

Events/ Workshops: We have hosted the following:

·Ice Cream Socials on Brooklyn Tech’s rooftop

·Movie, Dinner & Discussion Nights in Tech's grand auditorium screening films such as “Fordson: Faith,  Fasting, and Football” and “American Promise".

·Lunar New Year Celebrations which provide education and entertainment by Tech's  incredibly talented students and parents. Our 2020 event was attended by more than 450 people. This year, we held a virtual Lunar New Year Celebration that was streamed on our YouTube page and has been viewed over 2,000 times!

·Social Justice/Racial Equity Book Study Group organizes thoughtful discussions with Tech families and staff on a variety of books including “So You Want to Talk About Race”, "Caste" and “Minor Feelings”.

·Panel Discussions (virtual):

o"Between the World and Me" with producer Alisa Payne (who is also a Tech alum and parent) and director Kamilah Forbes about the journey from pre-med to filmmaking, how to make a film during a pandemic and questions of race in America.  Moderated by student co-hosts Saira Masud '23 and Janelle Teesdale '21

o"Call Center Blues" with multi-Emmy Award winning director Geeta Gandbhir and Cinematographer of “Between the World and Me” Christine Ng . Moderated by Saira Masud '23 and Angeli Pante '21.

We Need Your Participation!

Join our committee.

Come to our events.

Email ideas for cultural events and  suggestions our Book Study Club .

Events & Volunteers Committee

Upcoming Events:

Virtual Breakfast & Dinner with the Principal

May 2021

This committee creates workshops and events for parents get more involved and get the information they need to support their teen through their journey at Brooklyn Tech.

GOAL: Our goal is to create events and workshops on topics that are relevant to our parent and student community.

Events/ Workshops: During the current school year, we hosted:

 

  • A Series of Monthly Parent Workshops on the following topics:

- How to Navigate BTHS

- DDP for Freshman Parents

- Taming the Tiger of Test Anxiety 

- Strategies for Writing the College Application Essay

- Interview Tips for High School Students

- The College Checklist – Year by Year, Grades 9-12

- Navigating Naviance

- The Art of Motivation

- Understanding College Financial Aid and Paying for College

 

  • Organizing Virtual Breakfast & Dinner with the Principal -  allows small groups of parents to meet with the Principal to discuss questions and concerns and to hear the Principal's educational philosophy (March 2021, April 2021 and May 2021).

 

We Need Your Participation!

Join our committee.

Come to our events.

Suggest topics for future workshops.

Fundraising Committee

Keep reading Tech Talk for more information about any upcoming events!

The Fundraising Committee is responsible for all parent activities that are primarily designed to raise funds to support all Brooklyn Tech students.  

GOAL - Our goal is to raise funds to support all of the students at Tech while building community and having fun. 

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What We Do: Activities we organize include,(but are not limited to):

 

  • The Annual Appeal - read more here

  • The Spring Gala and Auction

  • Tech merchandise development and sales

  • Email Fundraising challenges

The funds raised and contributed by Tech families have supported the following:

  • The purchase of Naviance

  • Funding Teacher and club grants

  • Supporting the College Office

  • Supporting the BTHS library

  • Organizing study halls and a printing station for students

  • Funding Tech PA events and workshops

  • Providing technology to support remote learning during the past year and more - see here!

Each month we acknowledge our generous donors in Tech Talk and on the PA website in gratitude. These donations help make all the events possible and benefit every Tech student.
 

We Need Your Participation!

Join our committee.

Participate in our events.

Share new fundraising ideas by email.